Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of...

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Title:Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
Author:G. Willow Wilson
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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal Reviews

  • Anne

    4.5 stars

    So Kamala is a nerdy Jersey Girl who gets hit with Terrigan Mist, and suddenly finds herself able to shape-shift.

    Because she's always felt like the odd one out, she uses this ability to morph herself into the image her hero, Carol Danvers. With a few, um...

    .

    What? She wanted to go with the Old School look, ok?

    Don't worry, she'll figure out why Captain Marvel switched to a more practical costume soon enough.

    Do we need

    teen superhero?

    No.

    So, basically, this stor

    4.5 stars

    So Kamala is a nerdy Jersey Girl who gets hit with Terrigan Mist, and suddenly finds herself able to shape-shift.

    Because she's always felt like the odd one out, she uses this ability to morph herself into the image her hero, Carol Danvers. With a few, um...

    .

    What? She wanted to go with the Old School look, ok?

    Don't worry, she'll figure out why Captain Marvel switched to a more practical costume soon enough.

    Do we need

    teen superhero?

    No.

    So, basically, this story hinges on how much the reader likes Kamala.

    And to be honest, I liked her quite a bit.

    Wilson takes you on the first part of Kamala's teenage journey by showing how she starts off wanting to change herself (most obviously thorough her looks), and then realizing that she's not comfortable in someone else's skin.

    Is that really a new concept?

    No.

    Especially not when you're talking about

    Inhuman superheroes.

    Alright, then what's all this buzz about Ms. Marvel?

    Is is

    because Karmala's Muslim?

    Hard to say, really. It's not like she's the

    Muslim superhero. Simon Baz (he's a Green Lantern) is Muslim, and Dust is another Muslim female in Marvel's X-Men. Kamala

    the first to get her own title, though.

    Hmmm.

    If I'm super-duper honest, I'd have to say that the religious aspect of this one kind of freaked me out at first.

    religions freak me out to one extent or another, and I generally don't enjoy being hit over the head with characters who demand any level of tolerance toward their belief systems.

    However, the focus of the story isn't on her religion, but more on the way it feels to be an outsider

    . She's the perfect champion for anyone who has ever been misunderstood or picked on for being different.

    Another surprise for me with this one was that I truly liked all of the characters in it. The parents, the lazy brother, the best friend

    , and, most of all, Kamala herself.

    She's just too adorable for words, really.

    I don't know if this one will continue to win my heart or not, but as long as it doesn't get preachy, I'm in for the long haul!

  • Lola

    This series is so popular that the poster for the first volume was featured on Alex’s wall in her room at college in one of the episodes of the sitcom Modern Family. That is amazing.

    Kamala is a Muslim-American teen whose parents are strict. For instance, they forbid her from going to a party with boys and alcohol, even if everybody else is going and it’s a safe enough environment.

    But Kamala wants a normal life, and is tired of her parents’ expectations, so she goes against her parents’ wishes.

    This series is so popular that the poster for the first volume was featured on Alex’s wall in her room at college in one of the episodes of the sitcom Modern Family. That is amazing.

    Kamala is a Muslim-American teen whose parents are strict. For instance, they forbid her from going to a party with boys and alcohol, even if everybody else is going and it’s a safe enough environment.

    But Kamala wants a normal life, and is tired of her parents’ expectations, so she goes against her parents’ wishes. Now what happens is not normal at all, but oh well, maybe Kamala was at the right place at the right time.

    She becomes Ms. Marvel. Now she has powers and can use the latter for good. Definitely not normal. Then again, maybe normal does not actually exist.

    Kamala is a wonderful heroine I had no problem connecting with from start to finish. She is a seventeen-year-old who is looking to try new—and safe, of course—experiences, just like we all were at that age.

    This volume mostly consists of Kamala dealing with her new powers and Ms. Marvel title, and to do that she will need to embrace herself and open up to someone who can help her navigate through her new life. Still, there are great action scenes. I do wonder what her powers truly are because right now they seem pretty limitless. Can she really do anything and everything?

    An incredible kickass series to be enjoyed by both teen girls and boys. Or adults. It’s that addictive.

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  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    this was fantastic! i was a bit confused about how she got her powers, but maybe i just need to re-read it and it'll help me understand. other than that this was so great!

  • Kat O'Keeffe

    Really enjoyed this! I especially loved how relatable Kamala was, and that she wasn't the typical comic book heroine. That being said, I did feel like some elements were a bit stereotypical, and while this was a good intro to the characters/world/situation, it wasn't as standout WOW AMAZING as it could've been. I'll definitely be continuing on with this comic series, though. Very much looking forward to volume 2!

  • Nat

    This review contains

    .

    follows Kamala Khan, a Muslim girl from Jersey City who is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. When a strange mist descends and morphs Kamala into a shape-shifting superhuman... fitting in is the least of her problems.

    also features religion, which,

    . I love seeing positive portrayals of any religion. And the honest exploration of accepting and loving oneself made my heart sing.

    This story is a definite win for me.

    And there

    This review contains

    .

    follows Kamala Khan, a Muslim girl from Jersey City who is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. When a strange mist descends and morphs Kamala into a shape-shifting superhuman... fitting in is the least of her problems.

    also features religion, which,

    . I love seeing positive portrayals of any religion. And the honest exploration of accepting and loving oneself made my heart sing.

    This story is a definite win for me.

    And there were so many moments that had me smiling the kind of smile one tries to suppress:

    I'm always up for pop culture references.

    for Harry Potter!!

    Literally would've said the exact same thing as Kamala.

    Also, the art was right up my alley:

    Still thinking about this volume and its complex, powerful protagonist... so much yes! Cannot wait for what's next in store.

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  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more

    For all of you out there screaming, WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS! I got your diverse graphic novel right here.

    Meet Kamala Khan:

    But I'm getting ahead of myself.

    When Ms. Marvel begins, Kamala is the teenage Muslim version of Toula in MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. She's lamenting the uncoolness of her heritage and daydreaming about being a blonde, kick-ass boot wearing superhero.

    It's the weekend and (once again) she's forbidden from g

    For all of you out there screaming, WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS! I got your diverse graphic novel right here.

    Meet Kamala Khan:

    But I'm getting ahead of myself.

    When Ms. Marvel begins, Kamala is the teenage Muslim version of Toula in MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. She's lamenting the uncoolness of her heritage and daydreaming about being a blonde, kick-ass boot wearing superhero.

    It's the weekend and (once again) she's forbidden from going to a party (b/c boys and alcohol), but she's had enough of her parents stifling rules, so she sneaks out and goes to said party anyway.

    It's a disaster of mean girls and dumb jocks, but as she's leaving, a strange fog rises in the city . . . Kamala passes out, has a strange Bollywood/Avenger dream, and wakes up as a very blonde, very WASP Ms. Marvel.

    Thus begins Kamala's journey of self-discovery, both the limitations of her new abilities and who she is as Pakistani teenager in America.

    And I gotta say, I love her. Kamala is a Geek Girl of epic proportions. She's a girl that anyone who reads Ms. Marvel-type things could see themselves being friends with.

    B/c G. Willow Wilson did more than highlight the differences between the minority and the majority. She presents Kamala's struggles in a way that relates to everyone, regardless of background. *stands* *ovates*

    My only complaint is that it ended rather abruptly. Not in a cliff-hanger way, in a mid-sentence type way.

    It was weird.

    BUT.

    I've got four more volumes of Ms. Marvel waiting for me on my Kindle, so I'll soon be back with Kamala, seeing what hilarious versions of things like YouTube (MeTube) her world has to offer. #noharmnofoul

    Highly recommended.

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    Okay, since there are a million reviews with pretty pictures from this GN (graphic novel) I'm going to keep it short as I usually do with my graphic novel reviews.

    I didn't think I would like this book for reasons but then I did. One never knows!

    Kamala is just a normal teenage girl with really strict parents and she's just trying to get through her life.

    I think she's cute with her writing Marvel fanfic. I think I might want to look into this fanfic stuff!

    I'm a little confused about how she tu

    Okay, since there are a million reviews with pretty pictures from this GN (graphic novel) I'm going to keep it short as I usually do with my graphic novel reviews.

    I didn't think I would like this book for reasons but then I did. One never knows!

    Kamala is just a normal teenage girl with really strict parents and she's just trying to get through her life.

    I think she's cute with her writing Marvel fanfic. I think I might want to look into this fanfic stuff!

    I'm a little confused about how she turned into Ms. Marvel but I guess I will figure it out in later books or some friends will tell me.

    Just a couple more pics and I'm done. I love that she can morph or stretch, whatever, into a huge long legged woman, she can get these gynormous hands that pick people up. Cool stuff like that, oh and she can shrink to ant man size. She calls all of this embiggen <---has to do with something her mom said when she was little, if I recall correctly.

    I liked Kamala and Ms. Marvel! I will be reading more of her adventures.

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  • Patrick

    I'd been hearing good things about this book for ages, so I finally decided to pick it up.

    I enjoyed it, and appreciated the fact that it wasn't just another same-old superhero origin story. But if I'm going to be completely honest here. (And I always try to be completely honest) I'll also say that it didn't really thrill me, either.

    Part of the issue might be that I don't know *anything* about the original hero that the story is based on. That can make it a lot harder to get into a story.

    But it's

    I'd been hearing good things about this book for ages, so I finally decided to pick it up.

    I enjoyed it, and appreciated the fact that it wasn't just another same-old superhero origin story. But if I'm going to be completely honest here. (And I always try to be completely honest) I'll also say that it didn't really thrill me, either.

    Part of the issue might be that I don't know *anything* about the original hero that the story is based on. That can make it a lot harder to get into a story.

    But it's also fair to assume that this story didn't speak to me as strongly because the main character is a teenage Muslim, and a child of immigrants. I don't *think* that's the case. I dig a lot of books with female protagonists. But I'll happily admit that it's a possibility.

    I'd happily read more of the series. But I'm not going to run out and order them. And even if this isn't my favorite comic ever, I'm really glad it exists. I have a bunch of comics I love. I'm a straight white guy. There's a ton of media tailor made to please me.

    The fact that this comic speaks to a lot of other people's interests and experiences instead of mine? That doesn't hurt me at all. In fact, it delights me. I love it. Huzzah for that. Let's do it ten times. Let's do it forever.

  • Sanaa

    [3.5 Stars] I'm conflicted about this graphic novel, and I think the reason for that is because I'm reading this from the perspective of a twenty-something Muslim Pakistani American. Don't get me wrong, I like how diverse this graphic novel is and having a Muslim super hero is super kickass, but there were certain things in the graphic novel that just made me feel a little strange. For example, I felt that many of the Muslim characters in this graphic novel were based off of stereotypes (control

    [3.5 Stars] I'm conflicted about this graphic novel, and I think the reason for that is because I'm reading this from the perspective of a twenty-something Muslim Pakistani American. Don't get me wrong, I like how diverse this graphic novel is and having a Muslim super hero is super kickass, but there were certain things in the graphic novel that just made me feel a little strange. For example, I felt that many of the Muslim characters in this graphic novel were based off of stereotypes (controlling parents, the laughable devout Muslim, and the uncaring Muslim followers at the mosque), and at times it seemed the graphic novel was pointing out that her religion was the obstacle standing in her way. This naturally makes me feel uncomfortable. I don't think this was the intent of the graphic novel, and other people don't seem to be picking up on that so I'm probably just looking at this graphic novel too closely. I just think that being in the unique position I am in I am a little bit more critical about Muslim representation in the media.

    The last thing I want to say is that I didn't think this graphic novel was as fun or exciting as others I have read. I think this is because I'm not really a fan of superhero graphic novels in general. They just are not for me. I also thought that the magical powers were a little bland, and the way she became a superhero was a little unexplained. I also don't quite understand the villain. That being said, I do like that this graphic novel sent the message that you don't need to be someone else, that being yourself is even more awesome.

    Regardless, this one left me feeling conflicted.

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